Sunday, March 8, 2009
I'm in the process of making the Tulip skirt as you know... thank you for your votes! The buttons aren't on their yet, so there's still time to let me know which one you like the best!
Because this pattern is from a magazine and all the pieces are on top of each other I had to transfer the pattern to paper, cut out the pieces and then onto the actual fabric and cut the fabric. Cutting out the pattern is my least favorite part, so I'm glad that's done. I am finally connecting the front and back pieces. The pattern calls for decorative thread for the skirt's hem. Rather than do the single stitch for the hem, doing two lines of contrasting thread makes the garment look much more professional. At the Sewing Expo I learned a bit about twin needles, so I gave it a try on my machine. So easy and affordable at about $6 - $8. I love it. More photos to come, but if you haven't used a twin needle, give it a whirl. As Marta Alto said at the Sewing Expo in one of my sessions, "I am not trying to beat Target prices with the garments I'm making, I am trying to rival Nordstrom clothes that sell for hundreds of dollars."
Posted by Sarah